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Moraine Avenue Sidewalk Improvements Slated For Spring Of 2012

The Town of Estes Park will make improvements to the sidewalks, curbing and gutters along Moraine Avenue in the spring of 2012. The project, which will focus on infrastructure along the east side of U.S. 36/Moraine Avenue from Elkhorn Avenue to Crags Drive, was originally proposed for either fall of 2011 or spring of 2012.

During a public forum and comment period, business owners asked for construction to take place in the spring, as well as to keep the Moraine Avenue crosswalk that connects the Riverwalk on the east and west. The original project design included removal of the crosswalk due to safety concerns. Town staff is now pursuing an option with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), which manages U.S. 36, to signalize the crosswalk for improved pedestrian safety and traffic flow.

Public Works Director Scott Zurn commented that the Town and CDOT have identified the Moraine Avenue project as a high priority since the area is in need of major infrastructure and pedestrian improvements. Currently, the total project cost is approximately $300,000, with 80 percent funded by a CDOT Enhancement Fund Grant and 20 percent matched from the Town’s Community Reinvestment Fund.

For more information on the Moraine Avenue sidewalk improvement project, visit or contact Public Works Civil Engineer Kevin Ash at 970-577-3586. To receive Town news and/or meeting agendas in your email inbox, please email

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